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New toolkit focuses on falls detection and prevention

The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies on Thursday introduced its first-ever toolkit devoted to safety technology — specifically, technology to detect or prevent falls — for use in senior living and care environments.
2018 Dealmaker's Handbook

Dealmaker’s Handbook 2018

Dealmaker’s Handbook 2018 Inside: Fundamentally sound? Big picture looks good, despite some recent setbacks. Insights from National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care founder and Senior Adviser Bob Kramer, American Senior Housing Association President David Schless, Capital Senior Living CEO Larry Cohen and Green Street Advisors Senior Analyst Lukas Hartwich “Here’s what I’m telling…

HUD files housing discrimination complaint against Facebook

Facebook violates the Fair Housing Act by allowing landlords to use its advertising platform to engage in housing discrimination, including not showing ads to Facebook users who have expressed an interest in a “mobility scooter” or in “accessibility,” the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said in a formal complaint filed Friday.

Dementia care managers in CCRCs see 2.75% bump in pay, survey says

Memory care unit managers in continuing care retirement communities, also known as life plan communities, saw an average pay increase of 2.75% in 2018, according to the “Continuing Care Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report 2018-2019” issued by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.
Rep. Frank Pallone Jr.

LTSS financing proposal ‘a promising start,’ providers say

Draft legislation to create a federal program within Medicare to support those with substantial long-term care costs when they need care “is a promising start toward effective solutions,” LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan told Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), in technical comments submitted June 15. Other groups shared their thoughts as well.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

Despite headlines, GAO report does not portend major changes for assisted living, industry leaders say

Some assisted living community operators understandably were concerned in February after the Government Accountability Office released a report about federal oversight of assisted living services offered to Medicaid beneficiaries. Those who look beyond the comments of lawmakers and senior advocates, however, will see that the industry is not the target of the report.
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